Born: 28 April 1981
Birthplace: Pomona, California
Best known as: The star of TV's Dark Angel
Jessica Alba is best known as TV's Dark Angel
(2000-02, produced by James Cameron
) and as Sue Storm in the movie version of The Fantastic Four
(2005, starring Michael Chiklis
). Alba began working in front of the camera in the mid-1990s, appearing in television commercials and small roles in feature films. She had a recurring role in the Nickelodeon series The Secret World of Alex Mack
, followed by her first starring role in the 1995 series Flipper
. She scored a double whammy in 1999 with appearances in the teen-friendly films Never Been Kissed
and Idle Hands
, and filmmaker Cameron cast her as the title lead in his TV project Dark Angel
. Since then she has worked mostly in feature films, usually playing a tough-but-vulnerable babe, as in Honey
(2003, with Lil' Romeo
) and in the film version of Frank Miller
's Sin City
(2005, with Bruce Willis
). Alba's other films include The Sleeping Dictionary
(2003), the ocean-diving suspense film Into the Blue
(2005, with Paul Walker
), the Fantastic Four sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer
(2007), and a role as a klutzy penguin-keeper in Good Luck Chuck
Alba married Cash Warren on 19 May 2008; the pair met when he was a director’s assistant on her 2004 movie Fantastic Four. They have two daughters: Honor Marie Warren (born 7 June 2008) and Haven Garner Warren (born 13 August 2011).
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